Winehouse's Dad: Beyoncé 'Doesn't Bring Anything' to 'Back to Black'

He says no one asked his permission for the cover, and he's not impressed by it. 

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Beyoncé (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Amy Winehouse (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, is understandably feeling protective of his late daughter's musical legacy -- and he doesn't think Beyoncé's cover of "Back to Black" for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby does it justice. He said in a recent interview that the version, a partnership with André 3000, "doesn't bring anything" to the song.

Unfortunately, he seemingly doesn't get a say. He says that no one sought his permission before putting the cover together, the Huffington Post reports:

Speaking to The Daily Mail, Winehouse said that no one on Team "Gatsby" asked his permission for the cover, which he says "doesn't bring anything" to his daughter's original. Beyonce partnered with Andre 3000 for the song, which appears on the "Great Gatsby" soundtrack. Beyonce's husband, Jay-Z, produced the companion album for the film; the soundtrack also includes new music from Florence + The Machine, The xx, Lana Del Rey and Jay-Z himself.

This isn't the first time Mitch Winehouse has spoken out about the cover. In early April, Winehouse said he hadn't even heard of Beyonce's cover.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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